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Meet the Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section.

What does the Governing Body do?


Amberley Primary School’s Governing Body is responsible for the strategic management of the school. This means that together the Governors decide what they want the school to achieve, setting suitable aims and objectives, agreeing policies, targets and priorities; and monitoring all of these to ensure they are being achieved. For example, they are responsible for setting the values of the school, overseeing budgets, assisting with the recruitment of new staff and acting as a ‘critical friend’ to the Head Teacher.


How often does the Governing Body meet?


The Governing Body meets once every half term. In addition to this, Governors also meet in a variety of working groups, including: Finance; Staffing; Premises; Health and Safety; Performance and Management. Each Governor also has responsibility for one or more curriculum subject areas.


Full Governing Body meetings for the year 2016-17 are:


  • Monday 17 October 2016
  • Thursday 8 December 2016
  • Thursday 2 February 2017
  • Thursday 23 March 2017
  • Thursday 18 May 2017
  • Thursday 29 June 2017


Meet the Governors


Our Governing Body consists of sixteen Governors, from the local community and businesses, all committed to actively participating in school life to deliver the best education for all our pupils. These are:



7 Co-opted Governors


  • Mrs D. Aikman
  • Mrs S. Alexander
  • Mrs D. Laird (Chair)
  • Mrs G. Lodge (Vice)
  • Mr K. McDonald
  • Mrs K. Smith
  • Vacancy


2 Foundation Governors

  • Mr S. Scott
  • Vacancy


1 Head teacher

  • Mr T. Rigg


1 Local Authority Governor

  • Ms L. Chetcuti


3 Parent Governors

  • Mr G. Kendall
  • Mr A. Mowbray
  • Miss J. Robinson


2 Staff Governors

  • Mrs M. Dunn
  • Miss J. Peace



Clerk to the Governors: Mrs N Anderson


The Governing Body or Chair of Governors may be contacted by writing to the School Office at Amberley Primary School, East Bailey, Killingworth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 6SQ.

Curriculum Link Governors 2016-17

Annual Governing Body Statement 2016-17